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Windows 7: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command


03 Jan 2010   #189
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

How to "Clean" or "Clean All" a Disk with the Diskpart Command


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11 Sep 2013   #190
ThrashZone

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Yes very helpful as I plan on reloading windows any way,
I did see the Merge and format option during the last go around and should of done it anyway I have a refresh install oem dish,
Not being very savvy at this type of thing I followed the bad advice given before by not doing it,
My first thought was to use this partition as a master system restore point like the manufacture does ?
Except the manufacture had vista sp1 and all of the junkware on it,
I wanted to put win-7 and sp1 which I believe the oem disk has on it,
Cheers.


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11 Sep 2013   #191
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Since your using OEM, you could use this below to do a clean install with instead if you like when ready without all the factory bloatware.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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11 Sep 2013   #192
ThrashZone

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Actually the disk doesn't have any of the manufactures stuff on it/ purely windows 7 sp1,
I'm likely leaning towards merging with C and then just loading the disk/ as your first suggestion was,
Quote:
Yeah, since you have plenty of free space on C:, you could wait until your ready to do a clean install next to delete all partitions on the disk during installation to then select the unallocated disk 0 to install to. That would be the easiest way.
Then I can setup partitions one for shadow copies with macrim ? can't remember the exact name of it,
And one for personal files..
Which I put off that's why there is so much space on C everything is still on a external enclosure which I did partition with EaseUs
I just trying to verify which exact steps to take to accomplish the task on two machines this one 64 bit and another 32 bit,
This tutorial seems the correct process although it does differ from the last process I used,
I believe loading the oem disk and shut down,
Restart tapping the F12 key on the 64 bit or the F10 on a 32 bit system,
I believe this tutorial pretty much covers the process I'm looking for ?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html
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11 Sep 2013   #193
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, that will give you what you want as well.
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11 Sep 2013   #194
ThrashZone

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Although #8 Tips and note get me a little confused at that process ?
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11 Sep 2013   #195
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Although #8 Tips and note get me a little confused at that process ?
I'd recommend to follow the note to include the "System Reserved" partition by deleting all partitions on the disk until it's unallocated, then select the unallocated disk to install Windows on.
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31 Oct 2013   #196
SniperSA

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Thank you Brink very helpful article, followed it and it worked perfectly
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10 Nov 2013   #197
beardrinksbeer

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

thank you Brink, once again your articles have helped me
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19 Dec 2013   #198
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I have a 696gb hard drive
How long would it take clean all command to work? It's been nearly 4.5 hours.
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19 Dec 2013   #199
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Pragnesh,

I don't have a specific time, but it could take quite some time to finish.
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